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“Our inclusive St Faith’s family strives to enable all to achieve their full potential and inspire a community of hope and friendship. We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, respectful and flourishing learning community, where differences are celebrated and our genuine love and high expectations make a difference to all.” “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” (Oscar Romero)

Equal Opportunities Information

On the 1st October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation such as the Race Relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Sex Discrimination Act. The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as Protected Characteristics). This means that schools cannot discriminate against pupils or treat them less favourably because of their sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity. The Act introduced requires all schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and two specific duties.

 

Public Sector Equality Duty requires us a school to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups

 

The Two “specific duties” requires us to:

  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty
  • Publish Equality Objectives at least every 4 years which are specific and measurable

 

We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998. Through our Values in school, we recognise the importance of equality for all in its widest sense, using our Church School values to promote equality across our school community.

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